"Just Between Ourselves" by Alan Ayckbourn - November 2014



Directed by Sally Anderson

Production Manager Christine Harbidge

The Cast (in order of appearance)


David Darby

Vera, his wife

Sarah Taylor


Jon Jones

Marjorie, Dennis's Mother

Val Petty

Pam, Neil's wife

Sue Terry


Greeting Dennis


The action takes place outside the house and in the garage of Dennis and Vera's home.
This is one of Ayckbourn's blackest but most hilarious comedies It depicts Dennis who spends almost the whole of his spare time messing about in his untidy garage, blandly indifferent to the fact that his wife, Vera, is being driven to distraction and beyond by his possessive and jealous mother, Marjorie, who is slowly undermining her both physically and mentally.
Each scene occurs on the birthday of one of the characters, but the comedy becomes increasingly sharp and ironic as the action darkens.

Act 1

Sc 1

February, Saturday midday


Sc 2

May, Saturday afternoon


Act 2

Sc 1

October, Saturday evening


Sc 2

January, Saturday morning

Viewing the car


The Production Team

Stage Manager

Richard Stanway


Annette Ayres


Carol Radford

  Val Rushworth

Sound & Lighting

Clive Holland


Terry Hall

Set Design 

Sally Anderson

  Jon Jones
  David Darby

Set Construction

Bob Terry

  & Group Members

Programme, Posters,
Tickets, F.o.H & Photography

Christine Harbidge


Jon Jones, Annette Ayres


Lynne Holland

The tea arrives
Pam is not keen Mother in law appears
Mother & Son No chairs?
Pam in the sun Afternoon Tea
Does that help? Misunderstanding!
This'll keep you warm! Happy birthday Vera